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Collagen Cocktail Party Fad Sweeps SoFL

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Michael Laughlin
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The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The latest trend has South Florida women taking shots of ingestible collagen drinks, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. They believe it will help their hair, nails and skin, but experts say the science doesn’t back the hype. Still, the drinks are wildly popular: one nutricosmetics company says South Florida is its second-largest market. 

Originally founded in December 2006 as an independent grassroots publication dedicated to coverage of health issues in Florida, Health News Florida was acquired by WUSF Public Media in September 2012.